Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.
Eroding profits and tought legislation have hit the Indian diesel vehicle industry, with consumers also showing price sensitivity.
This month's stories in the EV/hybrid market include an electric rickshaw in India, Jaguar's new I-Pace, recharging highways in Sweden and Italian designer Pininfarina's entry into the luxury EV market.
The French oil major is set to reveal a new motorcycle lube made in India for the domestic market as it increases its Technical Centre output. Meanwhile, Petronas is investing in a grab for Indian market share
As the US DOE invests in new research aimed at understanding powertrain efficiency through automated and connected vehicles, Indian scientists question the rigour of new passenger car fuel consumption standards.
India will be jumping from Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) to BS VI in 2020 in an effort to significantly reduce CO2 Emissions.
The heavy machinery manufacturer believes its investment strategy will see strong returns as India's heavy equipment market heads for double-size growth.
Sales of domestic commercial vehicles in India declined 20.2 per cent in 2013-14
The latest Kline report ranks India third after the US and China in the global lubricants market.
Is corporate acquisition necessarily a good thing for either party? Are we set for another major oil industry re-structure and are the BRICS nations really in a position to lead the world out of its economic doldrums?
Indian automakers and oil companies remain divided over new fuel emission norms.
Two new reports show significant growth in global oil consumption and specific US demand for synthetic lubes and functional fluids.
The British Government has pledged to make significant investments in Indian commerce, helped by recent BP purchase approval.
India's Tide Water Oil is looking to expand its lubes business through acquisition, while the state will retain its shareholding.
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